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The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a standardized set of budgets used as a basis for determining maximum financial aid eligibility. Standard COA includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation, and personal expenses. Cost of Attendance can vary depending on program of study, living arrangements while in school, and a variety of other factors. Cost of Attendance can also be increased by exception to include expenses such as health insurance, computer purchase, child care, and additional fees.

The information on this page is intended to help students determine their total direct costs (costs paid directly to DigiPen) and indirect costs (costs associated with a student going to school but not paid directly to DigiPen) for a year at DigiPen Institute of Technology, Nexus Campus.

Students are encouraged to review the costs below and use them to calculate a budget for the year.

Except for tuition and fees, the budgeted costs shown below are based on students’ average expenses and include a living allowance to provide for reasonable expenditures.

It is important for students and parents to discuss how the family will pay for college. See How to Apply for Financial Aid for more on acquiring need- and merit-based funding to help pay for your college education.

2023-24 Costs

The following budgets provide cost estimates for one year of attendance at DigiPen as a full-time undergraduate student living near campus or living with parents.

BSCSGDev Undergraduate (Full-Time)

“Full-Time” is determined as “12 credits or more per semester.” Students who are planning to attend less than full-time need to contact the Office of Financial Aid to have their budget re-determined. Indirect costs are calculated averages and not billed to the school, but are associated with the cost of attending college.

Fall and Spring Semesters

CostsFall 2023Spring 2024Summer 2024Total
Direct Costs to DigiPen
Tuition and Fees*$14,980$14,980$3,580$33,540
Indirect Costs
Food and Housing (Off Campus)$5,921$5,921$4,441$16,283
Food and Housing (With Parents)$2,809$2,809$2,107$7,725
Books and Supplies$248$248$0$496
Laptop Computer**$1,430$1,430$0$1,430
Loan Fees$61$61$0$122
Personal Expenses$637$637$478$1,752
Cost of Attendance (Off Campus)
Cost of Attendance (With Parents)

*Based on 16-17 credits per fall and spring semester and 10 credits per summer semester with an included $100 administrative fee each semester.

**Laptop is budgeted as a one-time expense for one semester only.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you estimate your potential financial aid options and calculate the remaining costs of attending the DigiPen Redmond campus. The final “net price” is the remaining estimated cost of attending DigiPen after subtracting anticipated merit- and need-based financial aid. To use this calculator, you will need tax information (or estimates, if tax info is unavailable) for you and your parents. The results of this calculator are based on the costs of attendance for students from previous years and are for estimation purposes only.

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